As you begin to search through fencing contractors with the intent of building a fence, you may come across a few aluminum fence contractors. When you start doing research on aluminum as a fencing material, you may discover that this type of fencing material is better at some things than other fencing materials. Here are just a few things that aluminum does better than any other type of fencing material.
Extremely Low Maintenance
Aluminum fencing never rots, rusts, corrodes, or buckles. That means that you never have to reseal, re-brick, re-mortar, or sand to keep this fencing looking great. It just stands out in the elements year after year. At some point, you may want to touch it up with a little metal outdoor paint, but that is about it.
Graffiti Is No Problem Either
Every neighborhood has those kids who think that "tagging" a fence is funny. Well, graffiti does not stick well to aluminum to begin with, unless the kids use metal paint. That means that while your neighbors are paying thousands of dollars trying to scrape, sand, blast, and/or repaint their wood, brick, or vinyl fences, you can just power-wash or sand-blast the graffiti off of your fence. You are done with graffiti removal in a fraction of the time that your neighbors are, and for a fraction of the cost, too.
Dents Are No Big Whoop Either
Can you dent an aluminum fence? Sure you can, if a car's fender hits it head on hard enough. If you do end up with a dent, the best part about aluminum fencing is that you can hammer the dent out, or a fencing contractor can remove the panel, roller the dent out, and put it back in place. You can hardly tell that the fence was ever damaged. Compare that to a car hitting and destroying a wood or vinyl fence, where the panel would end up in chunks and splinters! If you decide to leave the dent unrepaired, it does not affect the fence's ability to remain standing.
Spray-Paint It Any Color You Like and Never Sand Between Coats
Aluminum fencing can be painted any color you like, or any color that is available for painting outdoor metal objects. The right paint sticks for years, or until you decide to change the color. You never have to sand between coats, and you never have to sand the fence to prepare to paint either.